Hi there special friends..a massive welcome to my blog space :) I really hope you enjoy and are inspired by some of the layouts I have done. Like many of you out there I really enjoy scrapbooking and the satisfaction it gives me in seeing peoples reactions by something beautiful and memorable for many generations to come!

love Belynda-Lee AKA Lyn xo

P.S I hope the Creative Butterfly lands on your shoulder and inspires you!! :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm Baaaaaccckkkkk For good!!

HELLOOOOOOO out there!! If your still here thankyou and so sorry to people that have left due to me not being here :( Life has just been way too busy for me lately, and sadly I neglected My scrapbooking, but it needed to be done to get my life back in order the way it should of been. Everything is brilliant now :D
And on another note, I went to a scrap retreat over the weekend, Exactly What I needed and a big kick up the butt I needed too, to get back into gear :) I now realise I can still scrap but I just need to organise my time management. Thankyou to Dalena from Uproar Scrapmore who organised this amazing retreat, I met so many wonderful and inspiring ladies who I am so happy to now call my friends, I look forward to continuing some amazing friendships with you all. Also a huge thankyou to my bunk buddies who put up with me throughout the late nights, too much gasbaging done and not enough sleep, but meh sleep's overated! I also met some of the most amazing people ever, Kylie Law and her mum, YOu both a just truly beautiful people, I am so fortunate to have met you and to now continue this amazing friendship with ya, My loves yas to bits!! Kirstin, omg girl what a crack up you are too, we are so much alike its not funny! She was my bunk buddy and had me in fits of laughter also, look forwar to our amazing frienship too :) Also met some amazing people who made the huge trip over from perth and tasmania, you were all such lovely lovely lovely people, thankyou for making this retreat awesome. Met up again with alot of friends also, lisa, sharon,Dalena,Karen, chris and em! Love you girls to bits too! So lucky I get to see these girlies on a regular basis :) And can now add another local to the list, Jen! You are just awesome and such a clever card maker and only just over the road from me too, so lots of catching up with this chicky for sure!  Overall everyone I met were just truly beautiful people! I couldnt of asked for a better bunch of ladies to make my first retreat spectacular!! Bring on the next one I say!!

I also have done some layouts too, but will upload them late sometime today :) STAY TUNED, NOW AND FOREVER! XXX

Monday, November 29, 2010

My poor poor blog :(

HELLOOOO!!! If anyone is left out there lol.....
I feel so so so slack that I havent updated in ages...Truth is I have been extremely busy with Creative Butterfly Designs. The response from everyone has been incredible and so uplifting. Also another truth..I havent done any scrapbooking since the competition...I was just soo exhausted afterwards that I took a step back from my scrappin to focus on my family, myself and my new venture. But fear not...Scrapbooking is still a passion of mine that I will contine to do...The new year will be looking bright and creative. So please dont dissapear...I will be back. But in the mean time if you would all like to see what Ive been up too you can find Creative Butterfly Designs on facebook and also I now had a storefront over at MADE IT. You can check out my creations for sale here.

Anyhoos I hope you have all been well and you arnt all stressing out with the busy season upon us...Arhhh I cant beleive its almost christmas already!! eekkk where did the year go?

Much love to you all!! xxx

Monday, October 25, 2010

Introducing Creative Butterfly Designs

Hi everyone :D
Ive been a busy little bee, getting a little project of mine up and running. I have started a small handmade business called Creative Butterfly Designs. I started my own Facebook page on friday night and to my absolute surprise it took off really really well...something I actually wasn't prepared for. The response and support from everyone has been absolutely heart warming <3 I also have an etsy shop too...which I am yet to upload anything too...Facebook has consumed most of me at the moment. Ok so your probably wondering what am I selling?? Well as long as I can remember I've always wanted to have a little girl of my very own to dress up and share all things girlie with. Anyways the moment I found out I was pregnant I purchased a newborn headband for luck for a girl. Well it worked lol...The moment she arrived I whacked a headband on her...and from then on..I started buying heaps of them...Then I thought what the heck!! I'll start making some...well since then...I've had alot of comments and even sold a few from her very head....so that started the idea of starting my own little handmade shop. I wanted each and every headband to be pretty, classy, chic and stylish for little girls and for women too. After all...women love feeling pretty too...and if my headbands can make someone feel special and girlie, well then I would say my job is done. So if you would like to check out my shop or facebook you most certainly can at my Facebook and my etsy. But here is a sample of some of the items I have up for sale...
Okies so thats a few I have made...Plenty more on facebook and soon to come to etsy.
I hope to see you become a fan on facebook...Take care everyone...Mummy duty calls...off to bed alex to bed, its way past his bed time.
Love Belynda-Lee xxx

Monday, October 11, 2010

I'm baaackkk :D

Hi lovelies :D Did you miss me?? teheheh. I know its been such a long time in between posts...But this past month and a bit has been one of the busiest ever!! My beautiful little Savannah-Rose turned 1!! My cousin got married...I had to plan a hens night and on top of all this we had about 12 family members come and stay with us. My gorgeous best friend/sis in law alyssa and my bro and my awesome nephews plus my auntie, uncle and cousins. Mind you all this happened in one weekend. So as you can imagine it was one crazy roller coaster..not much sleep had but tons of fun :D
So in saying all this I was meant to come back sooner...but other aspects in my life got complicated and needed urgent attention and love. Thank you mum, Jess and Alyssa for being there for me during that tough time.
So on another note..I am starting to feel much calmer and relaxed and slightly getting on my feet again, Unfortunately not one little bit of scrapping has been done. I have been focusing on something entirely different which I hope to get up and running soon...Hopefully will only be a week away until I can reveal. Thank you for the support from already some eager buyers :D Muchly appreciated.
Okie doke photo time lol..You all get to see why my time was occupied...Here are the pics from Savannah-Roses birthday..(Thank you lys for taking the photos for me :D)

As you can probably see...our little girl had a tea party theme...It truly was such a beautiful day. All the colours and decorations tied in nicely. For the party I made, tissue pom poms to hang from the net marque and tissue paper flowers for center pieces. I also sewed a banner but forgot to bring that out :( The party favours were baby jars decorated up with a cupcake inside...they were for the adults and the children all got tea kettle cookies. My mum also painted a signature board for everyone to write a msg to Savannah...Only they wrote msg's on printed tea cups and pinned them to board.(will take photo soon) My Beautiful friend helped me out alot and took most of the pressure of me by baking some cupcakes...they were just soooo cute and a massive hit and her bf cooked up 120 quiches...I don't even think I got to eat one :( they were gone too fast lol. But all in all it was a great day...Considering I got no sleep the night before due to kirsty's hens night lol. However the end of the day I did find myself waking up in my bed...LOL cant even remember how I got there. Apparently Jamie took me to bed I think lol.

The next day was the wedding of my beautiful cousin Kirsty marrying Blake. That was also such a magical day. Started bright an early with hair and makeup and wine...lol never had wine so early before. Thank you guys for allowing me to be apart of your special day. May the rest of your lives bring you much happiness, laughter and much much love. Cant wait to show some photos of their day. Congrats guys. xxx

Ok that's it..I think that post was way tooooooo long...Will gasbag some more another day. So if you made it this far you truly have done well. Have a great day/night...Just a thought to leave you with. Cherish and always make time for the ones you love...Never let life get boring....Live it up!! xxx

Thursday, September 2, 2010

1st day of Spring :D

Not only does the 1st of September mark the first day of spring, but also marks the first day I became a mum, On this very day my beautiful little man entered the world and looked up at me for the very first time at 3.32am, that was 3 years ago.. Today he turned 3, not so much a baby anymore but a boy...The last 3 years has come and gone so fast, and its all been absolutely brilliant!!! So HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY to our handsome little fella!! Mummy and Daddy and Savannah-Rose love you so so so much, we hope you had a great day yesterday with us and we Hope you liked all your presents especially your special red trike you got and the loads of clothes you received LOL :D Happy riding little mate. xxoxoxx
On another note...lately I have discovered I have an obsession with the old look of Polaroid cameras. An old Polaroid camera is now on my wish list and this other little hand held video camera gadget. Anyhoos I came across this Polaroid photo booth on the net the other night, its free and just a really quick fun easy way of taking awesome vintage looking photos..So the above photo is using the photo booth as well as the below photo. As you can see we've been having alot of fun with it lately :D

Again sorry I have no scrappin to show, but I've been super busy...Almost completed all the craft decorations for Savannah-Rose's Birthday party and will soon begin the bits and bobs for my cousins upcoming hens night. Everyone starts to arrive on Monday :D Can not wait. So this place with literally be a mad house for the next week or so. Anyhoos I better head of and start baking..I'm making cookies and a birthday cake for alex to take to kindy tomorrow :D Have a wonderful day...and thankgod the warmer weather is on the way..wahoooo xoxox
Love Belynda AKA Lyn

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Whooly dooley. Ive been busy.

Sorry guys for not updatting in over 2 weeks. Ive been super busy these past couple of weeks. First of was the end of the Embellish it comp. I came third overall, So was completely wrapped to of even scored a place in the comp. Congrats to the winner Sue smith. Totally gorgeous work was done by all who entered and continued with the comp. Thanks to tan and everyone who ran the comp, I can only imagine how hard the judges job's were. Another positive out of the comp was that I was offered a DT position, but unfortunately with a heavy heart I had to turn it down. My family atm is more important, the comp honestly took alot of my time and my family missed me. So for now I want to dedicate my time to them. Anyhoos you may notice I wont be around much from here on in. I have a HUGE month ahead of me. First of my little man turns 3 on the 1st sept, I cant beleive my first little man is almost 3, where did the last 3 years go :( Second of is fathers day which I have something special planned for the important man in our lives and thirdly my baby girl turns the BIG 1 on the 9th sept. So I am in the midst of planning a beautiful tea party for her, so all my time and craftiness is going towards that atm. I will show you a sneak peak of what I've been creating. So her party is on the 11th sept. But on the 10th sept I have a hens night that I am hosting, then the day after Savannah-Rose's party the wedding takes place which  I am bridesmaid for :D Also in this week we will be having at least 20 ppl staying with us including my bff Alyssa and the boys :D Cant wait to see them again. So on Monday the 13th I plan to put my feet up and have a huge icy cold glass of beer!!!!! But to top everything of atm, my whole family is sick with this crazy flu!!! Bring on summer!!!!
Wow that was a huge rant lol. Lastly I will leave you with 2 of my layouts and a card I created for Leanne over at Mad about scrap, she kindly asked me to be a Guest Designer for mad!! Was totally so excited and couldn't resist. Gotta love the gorgeous range she gave me, So I had a play with the Road Show collection from Fancy Pants. I'm not sure if she has any kits left but head of over to Mad's blog/forum to find out more.
Anyhoos thats about it for now. I have a few publications out atm. So sorry if theres not too much to look at on my blog. But hopefully I will be able to share my journey and lead up to Savannah-Rose's first birthday. I cant wait and I cant wait to see all my scrappy gf's again...its been a while. Take care guys.
Love Belynda-Lee AKA Lyn xxx

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Embellish it Week 8 :D Long post..Lots of photos.

Oooohhhh Its coming to an end...This was our 2nd last week in the comp..I am truly so happy to have made it this far....Not too sure if I'll make it through to the next round though...I did struggle alot with this challenge...One reason being that we had to create a mini album and personally I am not a mini album maker...For me I like to utilise all my OTP creations. So for this weeks challenge I decided to expand on the mini album criteria, instead I thought I would create a album/journal.
Anyhoos the criteria this week was massive!! First off we had to create a mini album, this album needed to include 2 fabric pages, as well as 3 other pages using different mixed media bases. All pages needed to include stitching, paint, ink, buttons and collage. Lastly within this album we had to include a different shaped acetate page. This page had to include pp and words and of course all the above criteria also. Here are my pics and a bit of info.

  • Front Cover- Made out of fabric, Lots of stitching on this. In between the fabric I actually have foam. In the middle I have painted with yellow and green. Cut out the huge rose from fabric. Adhered buttons. The big white and pink button binds my book closed by cotton. I then stitched this page onto the first inside page.
First inside page. Loads more stitching. I have also created a place to store my pens/pencils.
Second page- Base page is pp then I have awashed it with gesso for added dimension then painted over it with green. The words are all printed on Calico fabric then I have painted around my words. Collaged the page with flowers and buttons and lace, chipboard and sewing.

More close ups of the Album/Journal.

Page 3- Base is tissue paper glued with PVA then painted over with PVA with a touch of green. The words are again printed on calico fabric and painted around the edge. The roses in the corner are hand cut from fabric. Again loads of stitching. The next page is blank, ready for me to start my journaling.
Page 5- My acetate page.  Which has been sewen onto page 6.

More close ups of the acetate Page. I really like the lace stitched around this page and yes I'm totally in love with the birdhouse and birds atm.

Page 6 above on the left is the page behind the acetate. I have made a collage of photos of myself and the kidlets and printed it on canvas paper. I wanted a clip, so I could continually change the photos as my family expands. Page 7- My base for this page is texture paste smeared all over cardstock, then I have given it a wash with green and pink paint. The words here are printed on canvas paper and I have made an envelope out of fabric to store little keepsakes.

Above is just a full view of 7 and 8

Page 9 and 10 - Page 10 base is a ripped up page from a book glued down with PVA. I have then let that dry and did the painting, You can barley see it, but there are clouds there too with machine stitching around that and page. I have also smeared again more paint on the paper and inked around the edges. After this was all dry and then painted over the entire page with gel medium so give it that glossy finish and to stop the ripped up parer from tearing in the future. Lastly added a bit of ric rac and buttons.

Close up.

Last few pages, 11 and 12. Page 11's base is pp with paint, stitching and I attached this fabric pocket to store more bits and bobs and lastly adhered a LISA KAMPHIUS flower. Btw go and check out her blog, my awesome friend is selling some of her lovely handmade flowers :D
Page 12 is my last fabric page.

Lastly are some close ups and the very back of my album/Journal. I am now really happy with this piece :D At first I didn't like it due to the fact I had no idea what I was doing lol..I just went in and attacked this challenge blind. But thank you for stopping by and I love all your heartfelt comments..Truly makes me Love scrappin :D Be sure to go and check out the gallery here.
Anyhoos its wayyyyyyyyyy past my bed time..kids will be awake screaming for me soon lol. I will be back with more soon.
Love Belynda-Lee AKA lyn xx